10 Surprising Facts About Hepatitis C
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Hepatitis C is more common than HIV.

You may be fairly familiar with the basics of HIV. Public health campaigns have done a great job educating the American public about HIV infection. But did you know that more Americans are living with hepatitis C? In fact, more than twice as many Americans are infected with hepatitis C compared to HIV. And among people who have HIV from using intravenous drugs, 50-90% also have hepatitis C.

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